Public Health Officer

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 84,704 USD and 115,049 USD.

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To ensure that effective WHO country presenceis established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are alignedwith Member State's health and development agendas and harmonized with theUnited Nations country team.


1. Analyze and do research on the public health topics to contribute to the development ofpublic health programmes and activities.

2. Participate in the drafting of public health guidelines and propose input on a plan ofaction for existing public health policies and health systems.

3. Assist in the Monitoring of work plans and budgets including resource mobilization for the work programme and follow up/coordinate the implementation of planned activities.

4. Prepare Interim and draft reports related the country office's performance.

5. Conduct research on best practices and partners' experiences in implementingsustainable Public health systems and disseminate information.

6. Analyze information on best practices in Public Health and health systems and reportfinding to Responsible Officer.

7. Prepare reports on Weekly Media Intelligence and coordinate the country office'svisibility and advocacy initiatives.

8. Coordinate and Organize meetings and capacity building activities in the area of Public health systems and the management and financing of the systems.

9. Liaise and follow up on correspondences related to WHO collaborative programmes with Ministryof Heath, national counterparts and the Regional Office.

10. Provide a technical input inthe drafting of public health reports and acts as a focal point to PublicHealth topics in the area of work.

11. Represent WHO at variousmeetings with the Ministry of Health as well as other governmental entities.

12. Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Essential: A first university degree in Medicine, public health or a biological-science discipline. Desirable: An advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in a health related discipline.


Essential: At least two years of demonstrated professional experience working on public health activities. Desirable: Experience working on public health topics at country-level. Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or experience in UN Organizations, international institutions or NGOs is considered an asset.


- Knowledge of country level situations with regard to public health systems development with good understanding of relevant country's needs, priorities and policies.

- Ability to conduct research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations forstrengthening health care systems.

- Ability to draft policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.

- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

- Excellent knowledge of Health care systems and safety regulations.

- Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of specialty.

- Public speaking techniques.

- Excellent drafting and communication skills.

- Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participationand full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

- Team spirit and time management skills.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Working knowledge of another WHO official language.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 49,254 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1900 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated. 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections. 3- Your experience records are properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
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  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.

  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

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  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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